Gokyo by Allison Janocha


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
17” deep by 65” wide (43 cm by 165 cm)
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High in the Himalayas, the turquoise waters of the Gokyo Lakes provide a peaceful contrast to the majestic peaks that surround them.

The different sections of the Gokyo shawl evoke the changing landscapes encountered in Nepal, while the yak blend yarn is a tribute to the animals that transport goods throughout the region.

Gokyo is knit in two colors of fingering weight yarn. It begins with a textured short row section similar to the patterns in the Geologica collection. The combination of knits, purls, and slip stitches creates the illusion of vertical stripes, although only one color is worked per row. This is followed by garter stitch stripes and eyelet lace, ending with a knitted-on border.

Yarn Love Mr. Darcy (60% merino/20% silk/20% yak; 400 yds/3.5 oz (366 m/100 g))
Color A (CA): 400 yds (366 m); Ocean Blue
Color B (CB): 400 yds (366 m); undyed

Needles and Tools
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Two stitch markers; more if desired
Blocking supplies

The instructions for the body of the shawl are written only. The edging is both written and charted.

The bottom two photos show two of the Gokyo Lakes from the summit of Gokyo Ri.